Index to Tennis Tips: updated August 23, 2017

acceleration, in shots: slow then fast
angular momentum
anticipate, what is anticipation? How to improve yours.
A.P. Belt, helps you maintain an athletic position
Australian, doubles formation

backswing, do a unit turn instead
ball toss
practice anywhere
bend (your knees on your serve)
(play the ball after the)
Bhupathi, Mahesh
Blaskower, Pat “The Art of Doubles” thanks for the “Wall” concept
brush, up on the ball

Cayer, Louis: Doubles Tactics videos at youtube
cool down; after tennis stretch
code, USTA, 1: courtesy
code, USTA, 34: hindrance
connect with your partner
connect, touch, eyes, smile USPTA
consistency(placement, power)
cooperative game you can play with practice partners. Y’all against tennis
count (your steps)

drills, rules for "practice" games
drop and load, 2nd element of modern forehand
doubles, consistency - 90% rule
, first serve in
doubles, haf hic check list
doubles, ritual - between point, connect
doubles, ritual - between point, game plan adjustments (see connect)
doubles, ritual - between point, plays
doubles, ritual - between point, positive
doubles, ritual - between point, share info
doubles, shot selection
doubles, watch opponents (don't turn around)

edge (of racket - attack with, practice anywhere)
emergency information / registration form
evaluate your game plan
execute  game plan, technique,

feel (the ball vs. touch)
feet, keep them moving
Feel Tennis, Tomaz  Mencinger GREAT VIDEOS at youtube
fencing skills to the net
find, the ball
fire and pull 3rd element of modern ground strokes
follow through practice anywhere
follow through relaxed full wrap
footwork, count your steps to quantify, after the bounce
forehands (to improve two-handed backhand)
formations, doubles: Australian, I, standard
four checkpoints of modern groundstroke

Gallwey, Tim: inner tennis, inner work
game plan, have one
growing, learning, improving...

harder, second serve
, up on serve
hindrance, USTA code 34
hints-half page: doubles, mental, performance

I formation, in doubles
, how-to
inner game, Tim Gallwey's Inner game website click here
inside-out forehand, what why how where


kinetic chain

learning, comfort zone
learning, tennis as a vehicle
Loehr, Jim: full engagement, recovery

mantra(of successful players)
mental: inner game, stay positive
mental game, check list
Mencinger, Tomaz  at Feel Tennis instruction on you tube
middle, hitting down ..
“mine” mine mine, be like the seagulls in finding Nemo. At the net get everything
mini-tennis, as a dynamic stretch
mobility score
momentum, managing in a match
momentum, in your serve
movement, feet

name (show them yours)
Nester, Daniel
Newton's 1st law

observe, let your genetics do the work
open stance
open stance - 4 checkpionts

pat and load, 2nd element of the modern forehand
performance, check-list
physics, motion & states
, after consistent
placement, down the middle
play into practice, add a rule
playbook, doubles strategy
positive (behavior, body language)
poaching (clues, go for more)
power, after consistent, placement
practice tips, (one page)
practice, anywhere, any time
practice (with purpose)
pros, mimic their strokes
push, be a pusher

quick, hands
quiet, head

ready position
recovery, component of growth and learning
recovery, part of stroke
ritual, doubles: see doubles ritual
ritual, serve

seagull, attitude of one from "Nemo"
serve, attack with edge of racket
serve, first serve in
serve, hit up
serve, hit second serve harder
serve, keep your head up
serve, ritual - use one
serve, momentum creates racket speed (not strength)
service motion, practice anywhere
serve, remain sideways for topspin serve
serve, seven  fundamentals: ritual, target, stance, grip, ball toss, swing path, momentum
shot selection, down the middle
shoulder rotation
split step is really a split hop
squat all the time. Maintain an athletic power position. See the A.P. Belt
stretch, dynamic for a warm-up
stretch, static; after tennis
stress, necessary for growth, recover
strike zone (raise yours)
stroke, vs. touch: skin and ball
sword, parry your volleys

target, serve - all your strokes really
three shot: cooperative gave to improve your most important strokes
tilt, hips to the net, chest to the sky
toss, bend, tilt at the same time on your serve
turn your wings 1st element of modern ground strokes

unit turn, instead of a backswing on groundstrokes and as volley preparation
USPTA connect article


wall, in doubles be the wall at the net: cover the middle and the near side
warm-up and skills test
watch the ball
Wegner, Oscar: 2 Hour Tennis, GREAT YOUTUBE videos
wings, turn them for a unit turn with your elbows up
wrap and roll 4th element of the modern forehand
wrist movements: flexion, extension, abduction, adduction
wrist, use of: groundstrokes, serve, volley


yoga, poses for court stretching


Faulkner Tennis Center

Rules & the code

TriSail Tennis Tips


Tennis Warehouse

Rankings (BBC Tennis)

Instruction - free site links

Books, video and accessories from Amazon


NTRP ratings